Odisha Current Affairs, GK & News

Paika Rebellion

The Paika Rebellion was fought by the Paikas of Khudra in Odisha. It was led by Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhara. The rebellion was fought against the British in 1820s. What is the issue around Paika Rebellion now? The Union Government of India has recently refused to accept Paika rebellion as the first war of independence. In ..

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Odisha- WFP tie up to empower SHGs

Odisha government and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered to improve household food and nutritional security. Key Points Household food & nutritional security would be improved by strengthening livelihood initiatives & reaching out to state-supported Women’s Self-Help Groups (WSHGs). This is a significant partnership to achieve nutritional security in Odisha which will also ..

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Gharial Hatchlings seen in Odisha

Forest Department of Odisha has witnessed an adult Gharial surrounded by 28 hatchlings at Satkosia gorge in Mahanadi river which is considered as southernmost limit of gharials’ home range in India. How is it significant? Forest department has been trying for 15 years to increase the population of gharials in their natural habitat in Odisha. ..

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Odisha’s Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik recently declared working journalists of the State of Odisha as the frontline COVID-19 warriors. This announcement was made under the Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana. With these more than 6,500 journalists are to be benefitted in the state. Gopandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana It is a health insurance ..

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ROPAX Jetty Project on River Dhamra

The Government of India recently approved Rs 50 crores to develop an all-weather ROPAX in Odisha. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 110 crores. The project aims to launch Roll-on or Roll-off Passenger Jetty connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district and Talachua in Kendrapara district. About the project The project will ..

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